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originally posted by: daaskapital
Reuters and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have said that IS has kidnapped 90 Christians after wresting control of two villages from the hands of the Kurdish YPG today in North-Eastern Syria.
The Assyrians are a proud group that's overcome a lot in their history. They can trace their roots back some 4,000 years to the time of Mesopotamia, considered one of the cradles of civilization and birthplace of writing and literature. While their first religion was Ashurism, Assyrians have been predominantly Christian since the third century.
"How can Syria be Syria without the Assyrians?" Edward said. "We gave the country our name."